How best to use time in early December to prepare for a busy January? We talked to some of our top Travel Counsellors to find out what they get up to in the run-up to Christmas to ensure that their businesses are ready for the busy booking season ahead.
The theme for this year’s Conference was ’25 years of the Moments that Matter’, so we asked Travel Counsellors: “What were the moments that mattered to you this weekend?”
We spoke to Leeds-based Travel Counsellor, Natalie Varley, who worked on the high street for 20 years before the introduction of new working arrangements left her feeling that she’d effectively been managed out of her part-time role.
We caught up with Travel Counsellor, Katie Dale, to find out what she made of the whirlwind first year of running her own travel business, and attaining ‘Gold’, which is the name we give to our top-performing franchisees.
If you are interested in becoming a Travel Counsellor, we invite you to join us on Saturday 16th November in Manchester, at our Conference Discovery Day. Find out why you should attend.
After joining us, Michelle challenged herself to change the way she worked; from selling third party suppliers to packaging together her own holidays and acting as the tour operator. Her life has changed unrecognisably since.
In addition to our strong community, Travel Counsellors are empowered to work in teams, employ staff, share offices and more so they keep the sense of team spirit they are used to and can maximise their productivity.
20% of Travel Counsellors have worked for Thomas Cook at some point in their career. We spoke to one of them, Rebecca Whitmore, to find out her advice for those affected.
If you’ve ever wondered if you’ve got what it takes to strike out on your own as a Travel Counsellor, wonder no more! Here are the six key signs to look out for...